Late last Friday evening, Hurricane Harvey began wreaking havoc on southeastern Texas and Louisiana. It’s been called the worst disaster in Texas history: over a four-day period, more than 13,000 people had to be rescued. Over 30,000 people had to evacuate their homes. Hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses, and other structures - including schools, hospitals, and other public service buildings - have been flooded. The full impact of the storm is yet to be known, but there are at least 16,000 people today in Texas and Louisiana who have been displaced and are in need of basic resources - food, water, and shelter.
This storm hits home for us here at Giant Vapes. While we’re safe and sound in Rhode Island, thousands of our customers are in the impacted areas, as well as a member of our own team. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been, or will be affected by a storm like this one.
The Red Cross is on the ground in Houston and the surrounding areas, giving aid to the thousands of families who have lost everything. Their services include providing the most basic supplies to displaced families, including hot meals, snacks, blankets, personal hygiene items and a place to sleep; health care workers to offer first aid and counseling; catastrophe management supplies like tarps, shovels, and sandbags; and so much more.
The Red Cross is supporting our Giant family, and we’re going to support the Red Cross. Giant Vapes will be matching every donation, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000. No donation is too small, and together we can have a Giant impact. If you can donate, thank you! If you have already donated, thank you! If you cannot donate, it’s okay! Everyone can make a Giant impact by sharing and getting the word out.
“There are big problems that change the world. If we are working together, that will make us understand each other, appreciate each other, help each other.” - Jack Ma